For 24/7 full-time unrestricted shop access, you must be 18+ years of age and have completed two classes at the Idea Foundry to be eligible, including a minimum the orientation-level class on at least one toolstation you wish to use as a member; once you are a member you can continue to take classes at the discounted rate to be authorized to use additional tool stations. You must apply for this tier of membership to be reviewed by staff and previous instructors.
This membership also includes evening (starting 6 pm Mon-Fri) and weekend access to our coworking space, and the ability to reserve private conference rooms at just $5 per hour and event spaces at the member discounted rate for private events.
Single-person Full Workshop memberships start at $85 per month if paid quarterly ($255 per 3 months) (set-up fee waived), or $125 per month if month-to-month with a one-time setup fee of $25 for key card generation. Woodshop, sheet metal shop, and filament-driven 3D printing included; welding, laser, and CNC stations incur hourly tool use surcharges, invoiced separately.
Optional consumables, such as the on-site mini hardware store, not included with membership, to be invoiced separately. If you wish to cancel a quarterly subscription, you will lose the bulk discount and be reverted to the month-to-month rate before any pro-rata refunds are issued on unused time.
Mailboxes and storage options exist at an optional upcharge.